Even though acne needs to be solved from the inside out to truly go away, you need to know what to do when a zit pops up. My go-tos? Green tea and ice. Think of this as Emergency Medicine for Zits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Green tea contains a powerful anti-oxidant called ECGC that has been scientifically proven to reduce acne blemishes by up to 75% when applied topically. Combining green tea with hydrotherapy, which has been used for thousands of years to reduce inflammation, is a potent combination. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Green Tea Ice Cubes:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Bring a pot of filtered water to a boil⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Combine ½ cup of boiling water with 5 organic green tea bags.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Allow tea to steep for 5 minutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Remove the tea bags and allow the tea to cool.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and freeze.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Once the green tea ice cubes are ready, place them in he freezer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What to do at the first sign of a flare-up:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Wrap a green tea ice cube in a piece of gauze.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Place the ice cube on the blemish for 60 seconds.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Wait 5 minutes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. Repeat 3 times.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Apply Manuka Honey to the blemish. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
6. Repeat this entire process 3-4 times per day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
7. Leave the Manuka Honey on overnight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Follow this technique as soon as you start to feel the blemish starting to form for best results. STAT.
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